College Planning Resources

College Resources

Hillsboro HS – College Resources – Check out this PDF of various college resources.

College Presentation for Juniors – Spring 2017 – Check out this PDF for a college presentation

Hillsboro College Presentation September 2016 – Check out this PDF for a college presentation for seniors

college planning timelines

The Khan Academy

CFNC.org (from North Carolina, but it’s worth checking out)

StudentAid.gov timeline

The following timelines are specifically for senior year:

Application Steps

The College Application Timeline

College Application Checklist

General

Planning Your Dreams– The Tennessee College and Career Planning System powered by Kuder. Extremely useful tool for all post-secondary planning needs. Use this activation code: N3788853VMH

Big Future– College Board’s college and career planning website.

Career Clusters- All careers are grouped into 16 different “career clusters.” Learn about these groupings and the careers that fit into each one of them.

College Focused

Cappex– College search, college reviews, scholarships, and admissions information.

College for TN– The Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s portal to access public and private 2-year and 4-year institutions, as well as the Tennessee College of Applied Technology centers. Also has career exploration activities and links.

College Week Live– Online webinars regarding college fit, first-generation students, writing an application essay, financial aid, and more.

EduTrek– Free online college matching service.

MyMajors– take a free online assessment to help determine possible college majors, find matching colleges, and get hints and tips on applications.

Tennessee Promise– Graduates from a Tennessee high school can become eligible for two years of free college at one of the state’s community colleges, but only if they fulfill the requirements of the Tennessee Promise program.

Tennessee Transfer Pathway– Students following one of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway options will earn their Associate’s Degree at a Tennessee community college, and then they are guaranteed admission to one of Tennessee’s universities to complete their four-year degree.

YOUniversity TV– Can’t afford to visit all the colleges you’re interested in seeing? Try watching a video on YOUniversity TV!

“Inside the College Admissions Process at George Washington University”– A Washington Post article and video that gives an accurate view of the admissions process and discussions that take place at selective and highly selective universities.

Getting In – A podcast about the college admissions process.